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Thomas Keller’s Pop-Up Spot at Silverado

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You’re no longer welcome at the French Laundry.


It’s not you. It’s the renovations.

So to make it up to you, Thomas Keller decided to make you this.

It’s Ad Lib, a casual American pop-up run by the French Laundry team inside Silverado’s Royal Oak Room—they’re now taking reservations for dinner starting next Wednesday. (See the slideshow here.)

So the chefs, the equipment and a lot of the ingredients are here from the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, but a temporary French Laundry this is not. No fixed menus. No wine pairings. Just a simple dinner where you... order things... in a country-club-ish setting. Think: white tablecloths, golf course views and probably a few checkered polo shirts.

Maybe you’ll end up here after a round of golf or a wine-tasting trip up in Napa. Grab one of the tables overlooking the course and admire the view of the wine list. Then, prepare to make some more important decisions:

Tableside steak tartare vs. broiled Alaskan king crab legs.

Braised-beef-short-rib “Wellington” vs. Black Angus chop steak.

Seven-layer coconut cake vs. more seven-layer coconut cake...


Ad Lib
at the Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA, 94558


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